Things to do in Maine with kids
The Atlantic Ocean crashing against the rocky coast, enjoying fresh lobsters in the small fishing villages as you look for whales, or getting lost in the fascinating New England history…yes, we’re talking about Maine!
Maine not only has so many places to go with kids that showcase its unique culture, but also ones that might surprise you!
Kids will love the adventure of getting out on a real working lobster boat with Lucky Catch Cruises, or heading out into the waters with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company.
The beautiful nature calls with Acadia National Park and Swan’s Island, just to name a few, and active families will enjoy those family fun experiences like arrr Pirates Cove Mini Golf and Family Ice Center.
Skiing in Maine? Absolutely! Seacoast Adventure has got that covered! Little monkeys in the family? Head on down to Monkey Trunks Zipline and High Ropes Adventure! Perhaps you have some history buffs? Step back in time with 19th Century Willowbrook Village!
With each changing season you will find something wonderful to do in the beaches, mountains, lakes and parks. Get ready for the Maine event!
Visit New England's ONLY beach front amusement park, with rides & amusements for the thrills seekers, and classic ride fans!
Visitors to this Maine aquarium will find 15 regional exhibits including 2 touch tanks with invertebrates and sharks tucked into the rocky coast of Maine!.
Visit one of the finest teaching aquariums in the country with this Maine attraction, where kids can visit the lobster hatchery, a lobster museum, and explore nature as they learn all about marine biology!
Explore a wonderful array of wildlife that cannot survive in the wild. Over 30 species of native Maine wildlife are kept for protection, and visits from kids!
Make a splash at Maine's LARGEST water park, with high speed slides, wave pools, and even mini golf! Great family fun
An amusement park and water park rolled into one with Funtown and Splashtown USA!
Experience the "wonder and splendor of the human experience" that the Hudson Museum has to offer. The museum showcases lots of temporary and permanent exhibits, celebrated by special events and discussed in lectures by such distinguished scholars as ....
A museum that takes you through the heritage of Stanley family genius, and the history of manufacturing cars, and violins!
Inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play at this children's museum in Maine!
The Coastal Children's Museum offers 21 hands-on exhibits for kids aged 2-9, covering the natural world, arts, sciences & the diversity of Maine's coast!
A museum dedicated to the work of Olof Nylander and the Natural History of the North East.
Come wander the grounds, view the carved panels adorning the museum building, and listen to the newly installed Kingfisher fountain. This summer the Museum presents a different twist on bird carving—an exhibition of ing
Offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists.
The Museum contains the "National Collection of American Streetcars" plus collections af rapid transit vehicles, trackles trolleys, and buses. The exhibit "History in Motion" contain a children's space of interactive activities relating to mass ransi....
Explore a fascinating collection of Maine's land transportation equipment that kids can learn all about, including historic artifacts!
Enjoy the largest children's museum north of Boston, and Maine's premier center for learning and discovery. Seven permanent interactive exhibits invite you to explore the worlds of nature, geography, children's literature, music, art, science and ana....
Rangeley has long been one of Maine's logging centers. Native Americans used the forest of spruce, balsam fir, beech, birch, and poplar for their homes, canoes, foods, and medicines.
The mission of the Abbe Museum is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Maine's Native American culture, history, and archaeology. The Museum's collections, exhibitions, and programs focus on Native American traditions in Maine and explore....
Go back through Maine's 12,000 years of history from the Paleo-Indians to European settlers! Great exhibits showcasing life as it used to be!
Founded in 1959, the Colby College Museum of Art has an outstanding permanent collection of 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st century American art, as well as an active temporary exhibition program.
Founded in 1987, Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting place to explore and celebrate the rich maritime history of Portland Harbor with artifacts and documents relating to the stories and heritage
Take a trip back in time at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum! Enjoy magnificent views of Portland's waterfront aboard antique rail cars pulled by hard-working steam and diesel locomotives.
The exhibits at Penobscot Marine Museum focus on the industry of Penobscot Bay in the 19th century and illustrate what it was like to live and work on one of the great square-rigged ships over 200 years ago
A fun indoor playground for kids under 6 years in Auburn, Maine, where they offer age appropriate fun in a safe and exciting environment!
A HUGE indoor inflatable play area for kids in Maine, with all day admission and great bouncy activities! Adults can play too!
A fun, active and creative play space for kids ages 0 to 6, featuring gross motor room, reading and puzzle room, art and sensory zone and a well equipped room for imaginative play!
Monkey Trunks Aerial Adventure combines zipline and high ropes fun for all ages! Those inner monkeys in the family will love this active and challenging family day out in Maine!
Wild Acadia Fun Park & Water Slides is great family fun in Trenton with mini golf, ropes course, and water fun!
Ecological Sea Kayak Tours on the "Western Side"" of Mount Desert Island. Paddle with Experienced Professional Maine Sea Kayak Guides. Discover why the remote ""West Side"" is the preferred paddling area to: view wildlife
Provides an array of hands on exhibits and activities that promote developmental skills. An interactive community in which hands on learning is provided through play.
From swings, go-karts, zip lines, water park and tubes in summer, to snow tubing fun in winter, enjoy year round family fun on your adventurous day out in Maine!
Xtreme Adventures is a multi level high ropes course that includes a 35 ft. giant swing and multiple zip lines. Great for active kids!
During the summer there is a host of indoor and outdoor activities to participate in. Fall is ablaze with nature's pallet of red, orange, and yellow. Winter activities such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and cross-country ski....
The site is focused on establishing a quiet atmosphere of respect meant to promote contemplation of the heroism and suffering of the French colonists in 160405.
A stunning national park that is home to many plants and animals, as well as the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast! Great for families to come and hike, bike historic carriage roads or just enjoy the scenery.
The Park is home to numerous mountains, the two most notable clusters being the peaks comprising and surrounding the Katahdin massif and the cluster of peaks in the northern part of the Park consisting of the Traveler Range. The plant life in the Par....
Orono Bog Boardwalk is a scenic raised boardwalk with a low level canopy tour offering outstanding views of nature and indigenous wildlife
For many years, Franklin D. Roosevelt summered on Campobello Island. As an adult, he shared with his family the same active pursuits he enjoyed on the island as child. Although he visited less frequently after contracting polio, Campobello remained i....
A FREE attraction in Maine that celebrates nature with 224 acres of gardens, trails and ponds perfect for families like you!
A family friend park listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with 34 acres of beautiful landscaped park in Augusta, Maine!
Get your whole family out for the day in 2,250 acres of beautiful protected land rich in natural wildlife in Maine, filled with trails and exhibits.
Swan's Island in the Kennebec River is perfect for nature loving families, featuring a unique habitat teeming with native wildlife to view, and woodlands and meadows to enjoy.
The area provides numerous outdoor recreational opportunities for over 100,000 visitors each year while at the same time providing renewable forest resources which are a major part of Maine's economy. Harvesting wood products and providing recreation....
The safari begins in Millinocket, heart of the Katahdin Region, in the comfort of a van. Moose and Photo safaris for those who want to see and photograph moose and wildlife up close. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for thing....
Numerous tour options to get the family out into the beautiful Gulf Of Maine! From whale watching, to sailing and nature trips, kids will love seeing the magical mammals of the ocean right in front of their eyes!
Visitors find it difficult to imagine among the rolling hills and rambling brooks at the end of Desert Rd. there is a Desert. Once you take your first step through the gift shop's front door, however, your doubts will vanish as you enter the vast and....
Captain Tom will guide you and the family through the daily routines of a Maine lobsterman, while enjoying close-up views of historic lighthouses and harbor seals. Learn how to measure, band and bait or just relax during the 1-1/2 hour excursion!
Personalized birdwatching and nature tours since 1993, for individuals, couples, families and small groups. We help you discover the flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island and Down East and northern Maine with a special emphasis on native and migrato....
The Mission of the Northern Maine Museum of Science is to support science education in northern Maine by means of exhibits and programs, educational field experience on nature trails, scientific collections for research, and educational programs for ....
Kids will love to take a boat ride where they will pass lighthouses, lobsterman hauling their traps and ask the crew to point out the Tree decorated with Lobster Buoys! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with k....
The Dive-In Theater adventure begins with a pleasant cruise to nearby Frenchman Bay. As you steam toward some of the bay's most interesting dive spots, Diver Ed points out and discusses the surrounding wildlife. Once there, you and your kids help him....
Ships ahoy! Fun and educational cruises for the whole family in Maine - where kids can experience wildlife, learn all about local history, and find out some pretty fun and interesting facts about the area! They can even drive the boat!
Weekend and holiday train experiences, including fun theme train rides, through the beautiful Maine countryside.
Indoor and outdoor open ice skating sessions great for the family, as well as lessons and ice hockey. Ice-tastic family fun in Maine!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 9 green runs plus lift serviced tubing hill.
Black Mountain Ski Resort is a premiere ski facility in Maine with 17km of Nordic slopes, ski classes and Tubing fun!
Beginner friendly skiing with 43 green runs, lessons from age 3, tubing, zip lines, ice skating and more.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 and 23% green runs, plus tubing, snowshoeing, olympic sized ice rink and forest high wire adventure. Plus indoors cutting edge skate park with ultra modern features.
Skiing and snowboarding from 3 years, with trails including at least one green run, a beginner friendly terrain training park plus tobogganing and tubing.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, best suited to improvers with only 4 green runs but 26 blue, plus terrain training park and snow tubing.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 5 green runs, 5 blue and 2 black.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 7 green runs, plus a beginner friendly terrain park for developing skills and confidence.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 38% green runs, plus 2 terrain training parks.
No frills option for those who don't want the distractions from skiing, large green run and several blue, plus terrain training, cross country skiing and nordic skiing.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 6 green runs plus 2 terrain training parks.
Skiing and snowboarding from 4 years, offering 25% green runs, plus terrain training park and summer activities.
A fascinating and historically educational experience to Fort Knox in beautiful Maine - and it comes with a 420ft lift ride to 3 floors of viewing platforms! Fun!
The museum has one of the finest exhibits of classic, vintage and antique automobiles in New England.
Opens a window on planets, stars and the universe, bringing the cosmos to life in the 20ft dome theater. Open for sky watchers of all ages to explore the wonders of the Maine sky.
Norlands is a multifaceted museum offering in-depth experiences in 18th and 19th century rural life. Here, the visitor is an active participant in daily and seasonal farming and housework, and becomes involved in the social, political and educational....
A fascinating 1754 National Historic Landmark fort on the Kennebec River in Maine - once used by Benedict Arnold too!
Adventurous mini golf in the world of 18th century pirates! With buccaneers, waterfalls, and yep - even a full scale pirate ship! Swashbuckling adventure for the whole family in Bar Harbor!
Come aboard mates and immerse yourself in the world of 18th century pirates! Putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls on 2 unique 18-hole courses.
Family fun with mini golf, batting cages, go-karting, and fun arcade games in this pirate themed family fun park!
A waterfront campground in Maine with with on-site activities, trails, with RV and tent sites along the beach! Water activities too!
A small, lovely family-oriented campground with 101 campsites as well as 8 cottages, al nestled in the tall pines in the beautiful Sebago Lake area. Camping fun in Maine!
A relaxing and enjoyable Southern Maine coastal campground. Kids will love the ocean breeze, and the beautiful beaches to play on!